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Petite Body Type - Short Neck


If you're a petite woman looking for fashion tips to maximize your assets and minimize your problem areas, you've come to the right place!

Whether you're perfectly proportioned or have a particular problem area -- like a short neck, short torso, or short legs -- we give you practical advice to help you look your best.

Dressing for a Short Neck

The basic concept to enhance a short neck is to create the illusion of a longer neck by wearing open and v-neck styles and avoiding clothing and accessories that fit closely around the neck.

Styles to Look For Styles to Avoid
  • Styles that are open at the neck.
  • V-necked tops - this style is one of the most effective for making your neck look longer.
  • Plunging necklines - if you can wear these, go for it!
  • Vests, cardigans, or halter tops that create the appearance of a v-neckline.
  • If you're the type who's always freezing and you want to wear a high neck for warmth, choose a zip-front mock turtle. When partially unzipped, this creates the illusion of a v-neck.
  • Long necklaces.
  • Long scarves hanging untied or tied low.
  • High necklines like turtle necks and jewel necks.
  • Choker necklaces, especially if large.
  • Short scarves tied close to the neck.
Women's Petite Long Sleeve Cotton Full-zip Cardigan    Women's Petite Fine Gauge Cotton Baby Cable Cardigan Sweater    Women's Classic Cabled V-Neck Sweater
Women's Petite Long Sleeve Cotton Full-zip Cardigan    Women's Petite Fine Gauge Cotton Baby Cable Cardigan Sweater    Women's Classic Cabled V-Neck Sweater

This partly unzipped sweater with a stand-up collar draws the eye down and makes your neck look longer.

  

Low v-neck created by unbuttoned cardigan over an open collar shirt - elongates the neck.

  

A low v-neck sweater over a white cami is an ideal way to layer if you have a short neck.

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